If you've been aching to get some proper 4K video with your GoPro but aren't completely pleased that the top-spec GoPro Hero3 only manages to record 4K at 15 FPS, you should be happy to read that the upcoming GoPro Hero4 may record 4K video at 30 FPS. It's just a rumor at this point, but given the advancements between the GoPro generations, it falls right into its evolutionary path.
The details that have been made available by PetaPixel.com are those of the Hero4 Silver and the top-spec Hero4 Black. The Silver model won't support 4K recording at 30 FPS -- it retains the last generation's limit of 15 FPS – but what it will have is a small touchscreen for users to navigate and review the recorded content. The report wasn't clear whether the more expensive Black model will have the touchscreen, although we can't really imagine why it wouldn't if the Silver model does.
Additional features for the GoPro Hero4 Black include ISO limit controls, exposure controls, color controls and improved audio recording.
Both of the Hero4 GoPros will have Wi-Fi capabilities as well as Bluetooth, HiLight Tag, QuickCapture and optional waterproof cases. No information was provided on an entry-level White variant of the Hero4.
There's no word on pricing yet, although PetaPixel.com did report that the new Hero4 GoPro's should be available starting on October 4.